Save the Planet: Buy Hemp

Hartford York Hats - Men's Borsalino Hemp Fedora - The Sicilian FedoraIf you’re a pot-smoking hippie (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), then apparently you know that one acre of hemp produces four times as much paper as an acre of trees AND that hemp can be used to make clothing that is, if treated properly, soft like cotton and far more durable, thus rendering cotton unnecessary.

If you insist on knowing other reasons why growing hemp is good for the environment, lookee here:

It’s a hardy, no-nonsense, drought-resistant plant. With few natural predators, hemp needs little to no pesticides. Herbicides are also virtually unnecessary as the plants grow 6 to 16 feet tall in only 110 days. The complex root structure prevents erosion and decays quickly after harvest. Hemp does not deplete the nutrients in soil, and even purifies the earth by absorbing heavy-metal contaminants. Hemp farmers around the world agree that any crop planted in the wake of a hemp crop will flourish.

Well, I’ll put that in my hat and smoke it!

(so to speak…)

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on May 26, 2006 at 11:02 am  Leave a Comment  

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